The Hillcrest U9 Hockey Festival was a culmination of the U9 hockey season this term and the Braeburn U9 Girls' team was excited to be participating in it.
Under the sweltering sun in the open field they took on 3 other schools in their pool. They drew 2 games against Hillcrest and Peponi, beat St Andrews Turi and unluckily lost by a goal to Greensteds.
In the different games they played the girls showed skill, determination and great team spirit. Waka and Anissa were both selected as player of the match in different games.
The boys too gave their best in all the games they played and did not concede a goal throughout the tournament. They won 2 games in their pool and drew 2, emerging top of their group and proceeding to the finals.
In a fast-paced game against Peponi, they kept their cool and used every skill learnt throughout the season. The match ended in a goalless draw and both teams were declared the winners, thus sharing the shield.
Trey was nominated player of the game in two of the matches.
The boys and girls are definitely looking forward to more hockey next year and another opportunity to win the shield for themselves.
On the morning of Wednesday 13th March, children and staff in Year 1 were very surprised to find that an alien spaceship had landed at school! Our very best detectives were sent to investigate the scene and secure the area. The children found green slime, orange gloop and what was suspected to be alien footprints leading away from the spacecraft. Our detectives have worked tirelessly to piece all the clues together and have created some wonderful descriptive reports based on all of the evidence.
We'll keep you updated on any further sightings...
On Thursday, 14th of March students in Braeburn celebrated International Pi Day by taking on a number of maths challenges. Floor mazes set up in the arts building proved difficult initially but students' perseverance and problem solving skills helped many to successfully navigate the mazes.
Students' strategic thinking was further tested by the 'Towers of Hanoi' and 'Jumping Frogs' activities in the quiet area, but again students stuck to the task and the many smiling faces on the day (despite the lack of pie) were testament to time well spent.
Our participation at the EAMUN conference this year was another great success. It gave our students another forum to engage in debates on global issues like environment, economics, politics, and human rights among others. This year, the delegation comprised of 17 students and three members of staff. Braeburn was well represented in the various committees and in other roles during the conference like press corps and the executive committee. Reanna Varsani Yr 12 was in the executive council as the Co-Chairperson of the 1st General Assembly. She delivered one of the best well-thought speeches at the opening of the conference and shared the stage with Kenya’s first lady Margaret Kenyatta, Kenya’s Education CS Amina Mohammed among other dignitaries who attended the opening and closing.
Cultural Day last Saturday was a fantastic success with over 35 performances of all kinds. Although, we always drive home our theme of great diversity on this day, many other messages were signalled as the students performed, interacted and praised each other throughout the day. An overwhelming feeling of elation, positivity and unity could be felt by all and the event made me feel very proud of our students.
The usual talent was witnessed and many cultural performances were shared from different nationalities. The students continue to inspire and this indeed motivated me to make the effort to sing "Loch Lomond". Thank you all students, who continually show enthusiasm outside of school life and all the parents who supported on the day.